Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / China Glaze Red Satin, Astor Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green & Orly Hair Band / A-Z Nail Art Challenge J – Joy To The World

Hi there! I’ve got a Nail Of The Day post for you today!

For this Christmas-themed mani I painted my nails with China Glaze Red Satin (ring and middle fingers, thumbs) and Astor Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green (ring and index fingers).

I love these 2 polishes because the colours are 100% christmassey, and the polishes are of great quality. Aesome stuff!

The top coat is Orly Hair Band (1 coat) which is my favourite gold glitter top coat.

It’s packed with glitter, it dries quickly and the glitter lays flat which means that my nails feel super smooth.

I’m very happy with this mani! I do this mani every year, and I still love the red+green+gold look. I’ve also decided to make this mani part of the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. I’ll file it under J – Joy To The World. 🙂 How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Revlon Colorstay 180 Indigo Night, Stamping & Water Decals

Hi there! Today’s post is about another Christmas-themed mani I did a couple of days ago.

I started by painting my nails with Revlon Colorstay 180 Indigo Night (2 coats).

I love this polish. The formula is a dream to work with, and the colour is stunning.

I used my new unbranded Christmas-themed stamping plate and Orly Snow Cone (which is my favourite light blue polish) to stamp images onto my nails.

The stamping plate isn’t the best because the images didn’t transfer perfectly. However, no one gets that close to my nails in real life. So no one noticed. 🙂

I used water decals on my ring fingers to make the mani look more christmassey, and I think it worked! By the way, I’m sorry about those blue splotches in the image. I don’t know where they came from. It can only be a technical issue with the camera. It’s just unfortunate that I didn’t notice it until I wrote the post. And now I’m already 2 coats of polish into a new mani…

All in all I’m happy with this mani. Whilst the stamped images didn’t turn out to be perfect, I still think this mani looks really nice. I also love the blue + light blue + red theme because it’s different from all those standard red/green/gold and blue/silver manis.

What do you think? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow & Barry M Christmas Tree

Hi there! If you read my blog regularly you might remember that all my nail posts in October were Halloween-themed.

I really enjoyed thinking up halloweeney manis the entire month. And because of this I thought I should try to do Christmas-themed manis only in December.

For this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (2 easy coats). This is a really good white polish that’s 90p only. You need to try it!

The glitter topper I used is Barry M Christmas Tree. It’s the perfect Christmas gitter topper!

I really liked this mani! It was super easy to do, and it looked very christmassey. Doy ou agree? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 322 Sweet ‘N’ Spicy & China Glaze Pure Joy / Mrs Santa Nails

upload-1Hi there! I hope everyone’s still enjoying the holidays. Today is one of my favourite days of the year – Boxing Day! 🙂

Why? Because the big 50% off in-store post-Christmas sale is on! I’ll show you all the stuff I bought – in a few days. Now onto the mani!

I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 322 Sweet’N’ Spicy (one coat). And I topped off my mani with two coats of China Glaze Pure Joy, a limited edition glitter topper from a few years ago.

Pure Joy is a densely packed red and gold glitter topper. But I still wanted a simple red base just so that I could skimp on the glitter topper.

Whilst I have dozens of red polishes, I only have 2 bottles of China Glaze’s Pure Joy. And I want to wear this polish again and again and again. By the way, Pure Joy isn’t just a Mrs Santa glitter polish, it’s also great for Halloween – if you’re going for a non-gory vampy vampire or devil look. 😉

Anyway, I really like my Mrs Santa nails. How do you like this mani? Feel free to let me know if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Essence The Gel Nail Polish 33 Wild White Days & Barry M Christmas Tree

christmas nailsHi there! If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m trying to complete the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge as a lifetime nail challenge.

However, I couldn’t find any christmassey challenges, so I’m putting the nail challenge on hold for a few weeks.

Now onto today’s mani! I painted my nails with Essence The Gel Polish 33 Wild White Days (one coat). I love this polish. And I hate it.

I love it because it’s opaque in one coat. But I hate it because the formula is a complete nightmare. It’s thick and goopy – and nail polish thinner doesn’t help. And it’s impossible to apply it without making a mess.

Anyway, I was going for a christmassey mani, so I applied one of my favourite christmas glitter toppers, Barry M Christmas Tree. This is a fantastic topper – it’s packed with glitter (I applied one coat of topper) and it dries reasonably quickly. I love it!

I’ve done the same mani last year but I’m OK with that because I love the white base and the christmassey glitter. I really love the look of this mani because it’s not the standard ‘Mrs Santa Red’. What do you think? Do you like this mani? Or is it too much glitter? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 231 Blue-Eyed Girl & Essence Mountain Calling Snow Effect Top Coat 01 Snow Alert / Nail Art Challenge #11 Polka Dots

Rimmel Blue Eyed GirlHi there! Today’s post is about another mani I did recently.

This mani is my attempt at Polka Dots – which is challenge #11 of the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. I don’t really like polka dot manis, so this is the closest I’ll ever get to sporting polka dots on my nails.

Anyway, with this mani I was going for a blue and white Christmas look. Whilst I think red, green and gold are the typical Christmas colours, quite a few people seem to prefer blue, silver and white.

So for this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 231 Blue-Eyed Girl (2 coats).

And I used a limited edition topper – Essence Mountain Calling Snow Effect Top Coat 01 Snow Alert.

Does this mani look christmassey? No, not really. But I think it looks like winter. And the white glitter really looks like snow. And I actually like how this mani isn’t all red, green & gold. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 5 – 11 Dec 2016

Hi there! And happy Sunday everyone! Today’s post is my weekly recap – so let’s take a look what I’ve been up to this week. 🙂

Monday 5 Dec – Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Wash & Bath Cream
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Monday’s post was about Boots’ delicious cocoa butter scented body wash and bath cream. I love these two products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 6 Dec – Flower Pharm Orange Flower Body Butter
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On Tuesday I wrote about Flower Pharm’s Orange Flower body butter. Great stuff! If you want to read the post, you can find it here.

Wednesday 7 Dec – Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cleanser, Mask & Scrub
Thursday 8 Dec – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
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Wednesday’s post was about Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful 3 in 1 Triple Action Cleanser, Mask & Scrub. Here’s the post. And on Thursday I showed you another recent christmassey mani. If you want to know which products I used, click here.

Friday 9 Dec – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask
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And on Friday I reviewed Superdrug’s Vitamin E Leave-On Moisture Mask. If you want to read the post, click here.

This is it for this week! I hope you enjoy the rest of the day. Get in touch if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde